Child of Light reviews round-up


Child of Light is a platforming role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

The players takes a role of Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who, in her quest to return, must bring back the sun, the moon and the stars held captive by the mysterious Queen of the Night. Helped by her playable companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears in this modern take on a coming-of-age story

The Child of Light is available from April 30 on Windows, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The title costs £11.99 on all systems and PlayStation versions support Cross-buy

Below are the scores as they drop. Let us know if you see one we’ve missed, and we’ll add it when we get a moment.

​​​Eurogamer – 8/10

"Child of Light stands as a wonderfully realised venture into unfamiliar territory for Ubisoft - and a welcome reminder that the industry's major players still have the creative flair to push beyond the lucrative safe ground that they so often favour to create well-crafted, highly-polished gems such as this."

OXM – 8/10

"An accomplished intertwining of robust mechanics, beautiful aesthetics and delicate storytelling make this a game not to be missed, but a slight shallowness stops it just short of brilliance."

​Edge – 5/10

"It may be designed for families, but Child Of Light is too cluttered and too slow to hold the attention of lone players, let alone multiple generations sharing a sofa. Bickering over whether to spend a skill point on a couple more magic points or a minor damage buff isn’t much of a family pursuit, after all. It’s a game that, for all the intricacy of its systems and the charm of its painterly world, feels oddly empty".

​​​​ CVG – 8/10

"Beautiful and heartfelt, this fairy tale is a testament to the JRPG formula's creative storytelling ability, even if it misses a few key beats."

Destructoid – 8.5/10

"Child of Light will satiate pretty much everyone but the most hardcore of RPG fans, and even then, they'll find plenty of enjoyment. There are a few minor issues here and there that hold it back from instant-classic status that could be enhanced in a sequel or future work, but regardless, Child of Light is a noble effort from Ubisoft Montreal, and another win to put in the studio's diverse portfolio."

​​​​Polygon – 6.5/10

"It's a beautiful, familiar trip evoking stories I've heard and places I've imagined before. But it's all so ephemeral — less than a day after finishing it, I can already feel my memories of my time in Lemuria and the characters I met there drifting away."

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